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" BIOHACKING AND MENTAL WELLNESS"

Biofeedback and mindfulness practices

By Oruh maryannPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
" BIOHACKING AND MENTAL WELLNESS"
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A Concise History of Biohacking

" Biohacking is a global movement focused on the concept of exerting control over both our internal and external environments to achieve mastery over our own biology, " explains Dave Asprey, author of Smarter, Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want. At the 2023 national Biohacking Conference in Orlando, Florida, Asprey emphasised that for most individuals, "control" signifies a desire for improvement, not only maintenance.

Biohacking entails DIY biology, where individuals, often known as biohackers, adapt their lifestyles to enhance their general health and wellness. While the term might evoke thoughts of futuristic implanted technology aimed at augmenting human capabilities, it encompasses a broad array of self-made changes.

Biologics generally have to be ingested, injected, or administered intravenously. Healthcare providers can prescribe many biologics, such as FDA-approved medications, while non-medical IV cures for IV fusion are available in individual boutiques across the nation. For instance, Asprey was profoundly overweight and suffered from brain fog, as well as chronic fatigue, while operating in Silicon Valley. At one point, he started to biohack. That is, he used the exact same mindset as a computer hacker, but on his own biology.

Asprey has joked that his hacking philosophy led him to much personal experimentation. He would take dozens of pills every day and inject his own bone marrow-harvested stem cells into his body. Now 52, healthy, and full of energy, he says he plans to live to 180 years old.

While some of the categories of biohacking are not as common, almost any method can be considered biohacking when a person applies it to improve their biology. As a result, the range of biohacking categories and options is vast. It is almost infinite. But, the author is Ken Suu, M.D. He wrote Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. He says the most common types of biohacking are:

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Wearable technology:Wearable technology is the next common piece of modern technology. It includes smart watches, head-mounted displays, and fitness-tracking bands. People use it for the following purposes: a. Track particular aspects of one's health and utilise the data for improvement. b. Achieve a fitness or healthy ambition c. Track reproductive health cycles. Many tech companies make and sell them. Many call it the next step in wearable tech, biohacking. These devices, known as embedded implants, are implanted inside the body.

Molecular Biohacking

Molecular biohacking employs natural and synthetic molecules to influence one's biology. This includes the use of supplements, categorised as a form of biohacking.

Dr. V explains, " Molecular biohacking involves using small particles with biological effects. These particles include vitamins, minerals, and peptides (small protein fragments). "

3.Gratitude: Biohack your mindset with daily gratitude practice. Studies have shown that gratitude boosts the mood. It also improves self-esteem and lifts depression. Personally, I have a strong belief that our mindset has the power to shape our reality. We constantly dwell on things that "aren't going right for us " or" things we want but don't have. " This makes us unhappy and dissatisfied. We can shift our views. We should focus more on what we HAVE and ARE grateful for, here and now. We will then begin to appreciate life more. We will accept ourselves and our lives as they are now. I've used this daily gratitude journal for the past year now and really love it.

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SLEEP HACKINGFor optimal brain function, we require a high-quality sleep schedule. Our brains have an opportunity to replenish the neurons that are worn out during the day while we sleep.

You also need to keep in mind that biohacks cannot take the place of fundamentally sound lifestyle practices. Biohacking should be used in conjunction with other healthy living practices; it is not a panacea for all of your health and welfare problems.

In summary, biohacking presents an intriguing and potentially revolutionary method for enhancing mental well-being. In our upcoming articles, we will go further into each of the aforementioned facets as we continue to investigate this topic. Although biohacking isn't a panacea, it can undoubtedly be included in our toolkit for improving mental well-being. Remember that this is only a broad guide and should not be used in place of expert medical advice. (Always get medical advice before attempting any new health regimens.)

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Comments (3)

  • Oruh maryann (Author)3 months ago

    "Exploring the fascinating realm of biohacking, where science meets self-improvement, unlocking the potential of our biology for a healthier, more empowered future."

  • Ameh Philemon 3 months ago

    Interesting

  • MARTIN KENDRICK 3 months ago

    Nice write up

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